FLEET RADIO COMMUNICATION IN WAR
By Lieutenant (J.G.) H. D. Kent, U. S. Navy
The battle efficiency of any fleet is vitally dependent upon the state of efficiency of fleet radio communications. This is a fact, not an opening argument. The late World War removed all doubts about the effectiveness of radio as a weapon. To-day we are inclined to measure its scope of usefulness and effectiveness by standards set up five years ago. The battle of Jutland gave us proof of radio communication's effectiveness and dependability and on that day it ceased to be an innovation or experiment. In view of subsequent development, we can now consider the radio equipment and organization of communications possessed by each side in that battle as crude. The real development of radio was brought about after the battle of Jutland. It was as much a development of organization as of material. It is the organization features that I propose to discuss herein.